It's the Vikings' turn to rally late in a 28-27 victory over Carolina
November 30, 2020
From his living room in the Twin Cities' east suburbs, Adam Thielen watched the Panthers' final drive of the day in a hoodie and shorts, a football in one hand and his cellphone in the other as Carolina kicker Joey Slye lined up for a 54-yard field goal that would hand the Vikings their seventh loss if it went through the uprights.
Slye pulled the ball left and Thielen, stuck at home after positive COVID-19 tests put him out for the game, erupted with the same jubilation and disbelief that flowed out of plenty of living rooms in plenty of Twin Cities houses on Sunday.
"Yes!" Thielen yelled seven times as he leapt and pumped his fist in a video his wife, Caitlin, posted on social media. "You've got to be kidding me!" he exulted several times, before needling the person with whom he was video-chatting about jinxing the kick.